then international competition.Frank celebrates this award not only for himself, but also foreveryone with a brain injury. He believes that if you stickwith it, you can make the most of what you’ve got, and thatyou should pursue what makes you happy.BIST congratulates Frank on this award, and celebrates thespirit of Frank and the many survivors we know thatpersevere through great challenges!
Submitted by Margaret Green
As someone with moderately severe brain injury, and a verycurious mind, I have often been puzzled as to why some of uscan, metaphorically speaking, be taken to the top of the CNTower and dropped on our heads, but will "scrape up thepieces", and start climbing up all over again, while others may fold, and not find the ability to fight back at all.I am writing an article on Mild Brain Injury for another
publication. Here, I am asking all brain injury survivors to joinhands with those who have found the quality of "resilience"
Those who are resilient spring back fromadversity.A "hero" to many of us in the world of brain injury was ScottSouthwell, who was on the Board of CHIRS and of OBIA. Hemade up a word for those who were resilient; who foughtback; who beat the odds. He dubbed us "Super Survivors!"Regrettably, Scott died several years ago.When I think of hispresence, I feel he believed in the power of working towardsgoals, both individually and as a group, to create a desiredoutcome, recovering from our injuries, focusing on what isworking and not dwelling on that which we can no longer do.2010 is a New Year. Resolve to be buoyant, cheerful, andresilient!